NYICFF is North America's largest festival of film for children and teens and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more provocative and compelling film for kids. Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Christine Vachon, James Schamus, Matthew Modine and Gus van Sant are on the NYICFF Jury. As an Academy®-qualifying Festival, winners of NYICFF's juried prizes are eligible for Oscar® consideration in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories.
What we are looking for:
Each year the festival scours the globe to present a highly selective slate of the best animation, live action, documentary and experimental film from around the world. We are looking for creative, original, non-formulaic works that will help to define a new, more compelling film for kids. We are not shy about showing films with mature themes, subject matter, language or sensibilities, especially for our teen and pre-teen audiences.
Submissions for NYICFF 2014 will open in May, 2013. Please check back for instructions on how to submit your film.
2013-2014 Submission Fees and Deadlines
SHORT FILMS (under 40 minutes)
$40 - Early Deadline - Received by Sept 15, 2013
$60 - Final Deadline - Received by Oct 15, 2013
$25 - Student Film - Received by Oct 15, 2013
FEATURE FILMS (40 minutes or longer)
$75 - Early Deadline - Received by Oct 15, 2013
$100 - Final Deadline - Received by Nov 15, 2013
$50 - Student Film - Received by Nov 15, 2013